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Written by Kim Newman
Foreword by Justin Richards

The first of Telos Publishing’s acclaimed Doctor Who Novellas range.

Winner of Best Past Doctor Adventure award in Doctor Who Magazine‘s annual awards for 2001.

Published 23 November 2001



The harsh British winter of 1963 brings a big freeze that extends into April with no sign of letting up. And with it comes a new, far greater menace: terrifying icy creatures are stalking the streets, bringing death and destruction.

The first Doctor and Susan, trapped on Earth until the faulty TARDIS can be repaired, are caught up in the crisis.

The Doctor seems to know what is going on, but is uncharacteristically detached and furtive, almost as if he is losing his memory …

Susan, isolated from her grandfather and finding it hard to fit in with the human teenagers at Coal Hill School, tries to cope by recording her thoughts in a diary. But she too feels her memory slipping away and her past unravelling. Is she even sure who she is any more …?

Telos Publishing present Time and Relative, a thrilling and groundbreaking adventure: the first officially-sanctioned Doctor Who book featuring the Doctor and Susan set before the start of the TV series itself. The debut Doctor Who book by award-winning writer and film historian Kim Newman and features a foreword by BBC Doctor Who books supremo Justin Richards.

Published 23 November 2001




Kim Newman is an author, film expert and critic, an enthusiastic pundit of SF writing and one of Britain’s great eccentrics.

Born in Brixton in 1959, he grew up in Somerset, graduated in English at Sussex University, before coming to London in 1980 working with the Bridgwater Arts and Entertainment Collective as a kazoo player and cabaret performer.

He is the author of several specialist film books and has been a regular film reviewer and contributing editor for Empire and Sight and Sound magazines.

His books include The Night MayorBad DreamsJagoThe QuorumLife’s Lottery and his reworkings of the Dracula mythology Anno Dracula (which won the Children Of The Night Award for Best Novel from the Dracula Society and the Best Novel Award from the Lord Ruthven Assembly; it was also shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award), The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula, cha, cha, cha. He has also published four collections of short stories: Famous MonstersThe Original Doctor ShadeSeven Stars and Unforgivable Stories, and his Where the Bodies are Buried … series of stories were collected in a limited edition hardback.